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Polar RS800CX

Polar RS800CX
alaAverage 3.8

106 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Polar RS800CX. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Healthcare for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability and price.

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On average, users rate this product 68/100 and experts rate this product 85/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Polar RS800CX from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Healthcare on Reviewers really like the size. The design is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the reliability and price.

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70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Polar RS800CX Run Heart Rate Monitor Watch - One - Black

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Mathew Honan (

Workout Geeks Will


It's no wonder this watch ran away with my heart; for the competitive runner or multisport athlete seeking a personal best in 2009, the Polar RS800CX is the

Offers better heart rate monitoring than your average hospital. Incredibly customizable from in-watch display, to software interface, to training programs. GPS and barometric altimeter combined with location tracking mean you'll never wonder where you...

Even beer goggles won't pretty up this ugly watch face. May need to hire a coach anyway — just to teach you how to use the PC-only desktop software

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Mathew Honan (

Competitive Runners Dig This Doc-in-a-Watch


Rather than just count how many times a minute your heart thumps, this doc-in-a-watch tracks heart-rate variability — a more accurate measure of fitness

Best choice for competitive runners. Amazingly customizable software and display. Graphs heart rate with almost EKG-level detail. Desktop software provides more feedback than a year in therapy

Who said the Finns were good at design? Watch has the aesthetic appeal of Soviet-era architecture. PC-only software’s learning curve is steeper than the Boston Marathon's Heartbreak Hill. Bulky GPS pod

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Johnathan Bray (

Polar RS800 G3


A high-end training watch with good flexibility and planning tools

You can choose to do this on your PC or on the watch itself. And there are all sorts of options available: you can set up multiple exercises and custom interval-training zones; use the watch in free exercise or preset interval-training modes; and...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

The Polar RS800sd Heart Rate Monitor is for runners who aren't screwing around with their training data. This monitor tracks speed, distance, altitude, and a multitude of heart rate functions. The RS800sd comes with Polar s3 Stride Sensor W.I.N.D, which gives you detailed speed, pace, and distance information. Polar also gave this heart rate monitor a ton of heart rate functions including maximum heart rate, average heart rate, and target heart rate. The Polar OwnCode function ensures that the RS800sd won't interfere with fellow athlete's monitors. Not sure if you've recovered enough between workouts? The Polar OwnOptimizer measures your resting heart rate to ensure you've gotten the proper amount of rest before you jump back in. After a burly workout, hook the RS800sd up to your PC and analyze your workout data.Product FeaturesMaterial: PUBand Type: PUAltimeter: YesBarometer: NoCompass: NoStopwatch: YesChronograph: YesThermometer: NoHeart Rate Monitor: YesPC Compatible: YesWaterproof: Yes, up to 50m Backlight/ Electroluminescent: YesAlarms: Yes, with snoozeSize: MediumRecommended Use: Running, aerobic activitiesWeight: Warranty: 2 Years